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Definitions for eternal
ɪˈtɜr nleter·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ageless, aeonian, eonian, eternal, everlasting, perpetual, unending, unceasing(adj)

    continuing forever or indefinitely

    "the ageless themes of love and revenge"; "eternal truths"; "life everlasting"; "hell's perpetual fires"; "the unending bliss of heaven"

  2. endless, eternal, interminable(adj)

    tiresomely long; seemingly without end

    "endless debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon"

Wiktionary

  1. eternal(Adjective)

    Lasting forever; unending.

    Etymology: From aeternalis, from aeternus, from aevum.

  2. eternal(Adjective)

    existing outside time; as opposed to sempiternal, existing within time but everlastingly

    Etymology: From aeternalis, from aeternus, from aevum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eternal(adj)

    without beginning or end of existence; always existing

  2. Eternal(adj)

    without end of existence or duration; everlasting; endless; immortal

  3. Eternal(adj)

    continued without intermission; perpetual; ceaseless; constant

  4. Eternal(adj)

    existing at all times without change; immutable

  5. Eternal(adj)

    exceedingly great or bad; -- used as a strong intensive

  6. Eternal(noun)

    one of the appellations of God

  7. Eternal(noun)

    that which is endless and immortal

Freebase

  1. Eternal

    Eternal were an English R&B girl group formed in 1992. The group featured two sisters Easther and Vernie Bennett, alongside Kéllé Bryan and Louise Nurding. Eternal became an international success and achieved 15 Top 20 hits in the UK, and have sold around 10 million records worldwide. They were considered Great Britain's answer to the American quartet En Vogue The group released their debut studio album Always & Forever in 1993 which would be the only album that would feature original member Louise Redknapp due to her leaving the group in 1995 to pursue a solo career, the group decided not to replace Redknapp and carried on as a trio. In 1998 Bryan was sacked from the group by the other two members, who cited the reason as "a breakdown in professional relations". The two remaining members carried on as a duo before splitting in 2000.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eternal

    ē-tėr′nal, adj. without beginning or end of existence: everlasting: ceaseless: unchangeable—(arch.) Eterne′.—v.t. Eter′nalise, Eter′nise, to make eternal: to immortalise.—n. Eter′nalist, one who thinks that matter has existed from eternity.—adv. Eter′nally.—n. Eter′nity, eternal duration: the state or time after death.—The Eternal, an appellation of God; The eternities, the eternal reality or truth. [Fr. éternel—L. æternus, æviternusævum—Gr. aion, a period of time, an age.]

Editors Contribution

  1. eternal

    A human being and life that exists for infinity.

    We know life is eternal and we are beings who are and can live life on earth for eternity and be eternal in a form of consciousness and life.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 31, 2020  
  2. eternal

    For a human being to live and exist on earth in their human body being, feeling and manifesting optimum health and youth in their body, brain, consciousness, mind, spirit, soul, subconscious and thoughts for infinity with their souls conscious choice.

    We can choose to remain on earth for eternal time with our souls choice.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 10, 2020  

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  1. enteral, teneral

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eternal in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eternal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of eternal in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    . . . for until that God who rules all the region of the sky. . . has freed you from the fetters of your body, you cannot gain admission here. Men were created with the understanding that they were to look after that sphere called Earth, which you see in the middle of the temple. Minds have been given to them out of the eternal fires you call fixed stars and planets, those spherical solids which, quickened with divine minds, journey through their circuits and orbits with amazing speed....

  2. George Gordon Byron:

    I feel my immortality over sweep all pains, all tears, all time, all fears, - and peal, like the eternal thunders of the deep, into my ears, this truth, - thou livest forever

  3. Amit Ray:

    Our true nature is divine and eternal. Our true purpose of life is to awaken and realize that permanent divinity that is within us.

  4. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson:

    It little profits that an idle king,By this still hearth, among these barren crags,Matchd with an aged wife, I mete and doleUnequal laws unto a savage race,That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel; I will drinkLife to the lees. All times I have enjoydGreatly, have sufferd greatly, both with thoseThat loved me, and alone; on shore, and whenThro scudding drifts the rainy HyadesVext the dim sea. I am become a name;For always roaming with a hungry heartMuch have I seen and known,cities of menAnd manners, climates, councils, governments,Myself not least, but honord of them all,And drunk delight of battle with my peers,Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy. I am a part of all that I have met;Yet all experience is an arch wherethroGleams that untravelld world whose margin fadesFor ever and for ever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end,To rust unburnishd, not to shine in use!As tho to breathe were life! Life piled on lifeWere all too little, and of one to meLittle remains; but every hour is savedFrom that eternal silence, something more,A bringer of new things; and vile it wereFor some three suns to store and hoard myself,And this gray spirit yearning in desireTo follow knowledge like a sinking star,Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho much is taken, much abides; and thoWe are not now that strength which in old daysMoved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,One equal temper of heroic hearts,Made weak by time and fate, but strong in willTo strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

  5. Alexandra Feodorovna:

    Life is so fragile that any parting can be eternal. We can never be sure that we will still have an opportunity to ask for forgiveness and be forgiven.

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